Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy New Year



We don't send typical Christmas cards. In fact, we usually don't send Christmas cards at all. If we finish one, it's is more of a New Years/Valentines Day card because neither Jed nor I can get anything done on time. But when we do send a holiday card, well, we hope it'll make an impression. We have found we have to be kind of particular about who we send them to--you know aunt so and so might get to wondering if Jed can't afford clothes or something (he can't) (send money). In fact, this year, Jed's mom turned the card right over. I guess you can't win them all!

Christmas 2009--No card. I told you we weren't consistent.

Christmas 2008--individual portraits of the family (displayed in the sidebar).

Christmas of 2007-- a month away from having Julian. This one came with an amazing letter written by Jed about how "green" our family had become--even recycling the family photo--"we had so many left over from thirty years ago, we din't see the logic in taking a new one." I've actually still got cards (and letters) left that were probably meant to go out a few years ago. Let me know if you didn't get yours.

We're not super reliable, and we might offend, but for crying out loud, Happy New Year. And we mean it.

27 comments:

YellowMutt said...

I just LOVE these! You guys are so creative, it's inspiring! I may get my cards out on time, but they are the boring old ones you buy at the Wal-Marts, I would rather get one of yours in the mail! I am sure it brings a smile (and maybe a few head shakes) to everyone who gets one (even if it's not til Valentine's day...) Thanks for sharing!

Teachinfourth said...

BRILLIANT! Also, that 70s one is the bomb...

I didn't get mine either year...guess you misplaced the address.

Sarah Burgoyne said...

I'm laughing really hard right now. Thanks for the early AM pick me up :) I think I can now go face Isabelles wet sheets.

lady lee said...

I love it, it's so awkward family photo with shirtless husband in the back.

This year my husband and I sent one out with our in utero baby's ultrasound photos showcasing the goods.

The headline read "Jingle Bells"
with an arrow pointing to the jingle bells. Our way of telling everyone it's a boy.

I don't think his Grandpa thought it was funny.

Oh well.

MiJon said...

Jed semi-naked is slightly shocking, but are YOU WEARING A SLANKET???? if so I am your idol..err whatever.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, those are HILARIOUS!!!! Great, great photos. I don't see why Jed's Mom wouldn't proudly display that one :)

love bug momma said...

now THAT is hilarious!

About Ours Good One Home said...

Oh Jayne! You made me laugh out loud. I love that everyone assumes that Jed is just "shirtless" or "semi-nude" rather than truly in the buff. If you send these out for real, I'm begging to be on the list.

Amy said...

That. Is. Awesome. I am so tired of braggy Christmas cards-this is right up my alley!! Totally laughed out loud.

Jen said...
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Jenni said...

wow--i didnt even notice the shirtless jed. I was reading & thought--what cant afford clothes. scrolled back up & had a good laugh. love it!!! im curious what your parents & inlaws thought....

megan said...

Ok, next playgroup is teaching how to do hair like yours in the bottom photo.

CSIowa said...

How do I get on your mailing list?

Zach and Codi said...

I haven't gotten any of my cards! Apparently my mail man is obsessed and stalking you guys.

Mandy said...

SO COMPLETELY WONDERFUL! :) I love it! :)

ali said...

Jayne...I say you kick this up a notch next year and YOU be the one to go topless. Now that would be really awkward.

nhsphoto said...

although topless jed is pretty great, i think my favorite part is the peace sign. awesome.

Jenn said...

How the h#$% does he keep a straight face?!? My favorite is Hazel's face, though. You can just hear her saying, "I am so over this."

Kim said...

You guys crack me up. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you decided to show the world. I love it! i feel honored to have my own hard copy! so fun to see more reactions!
Miek
Scott thinks you should show the back side of this photo for next years card!

jed said...

miek, that's the best idea we've heard.

thanks. (to scott, i guess)

Laurel said...

that's funny!

Just SO said...

Wow I adore both of those photos! I love it when people don't take themselves too seriously.

Anonymous said...

Bahahaha! Love it!

One day I hope I can be as awesome as you! :)

Anonymous said...

Jaynie's parents think its hilarious. So did Great Grandpa Vern and Great Grandma Dawn. But we didn't show Great Grandma Marion! She wouldn't think its too funny! :) I especially love how the kids are totally oblivious to and used to Jed's antics! I love Scott's idea too! You both make us laugh Jayne and Jed. We love it!
Muth

Ginna said...

This year's made me laugh all day after I saw it on facebook. LOVE IT!
And I love the old school one too.

Cassie said...

LOL!! Jaynie, I was blog hoppin' tonight and just happened to stop by your blog, and this post totally cracked me up!! Love it!